The Bee Connect

I was feeling a bit dizzy today as I couldn’t complete my sleep last night in the train. The chaos and the calling of “chai/tea” was keeping me awake. Yes, I promise you, I won’t take another one but please make me one strong tea. I did take the pages of my favourite author along but I couldn’t concentrate on that too. The reading light just above my head was showing a yellow color which made me recall my childhood days, the fun, the tungsten filament scientific theories and keeping the bulb on as an indication for electricity.

I stepped into the building and I saw her for the first time.
I am looking at you, she said.
I pinched myself, that was the first time we exchanged smiles at the staircase.
I don’t know who was having butterflies but I was actually followed by a bee. It started with looking up for each other amidst so many people and believe me everyone was keeping so busy to give a glance even. She managed to give some minutes every now and then.
She: Shooks hand. You are coming all the way from there and it’s beautiful to see you people and all of us gearing up together for an event.
Me: Yes, its beautiful to meet many people round the globe and exchange thoughts which contributes to the development of society and make it more better. We learn and unlearn. 
She: *Smiles* and looks back. Not intentionally but somehow she wanted to.
I’ll see you around, the cartilage of her’s wanted to talk.
Me: Smiles and goes for a tea. Yes, again.

We and the team and the extended circles were dining and all I was looking was to get a glance and to intiate a conversation. I didn’t find her! Maybe, she isn’t interested or she is busy.
I was looking for you downstairs and I didn’t know you were wandering upstairs, she said. Ahh! The feeling comes mutual now and I am relieved.
I’ll go and see my friends nearby. Want to join, I asked firmly.
She: Mmm, not this time. I have some work here. Maybe later on drinks we can meet?
Me: Alright you take care and walk with the midnight!
She: *winks*
Me: Tomorrow is the big day for all of us.
She: ” …. ” intense.
Me: I’ll hold my favourite literature book.

Its beautiful you meet many people on the way and you never know who’s getting more closer and closer to you. Maybe to strike a chord with. Or maybe you are getting closer to yourself and in fact you’ll meet the best person in this world. Yes, you meet Yourself!
Also, it’s quite possible, that, you meet a beautiful bee outside and just get attracted towards the charm of her sound and the way she wanders towards any light post, like in this one! This yellow light bulb amidst people and my journey reminded me of many a things and that was beautiful. 😀

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You. Yes, you!

Are you sure or certain about where are we going? You sure, Nikhil? Someone whispered. Don’t guess who but feel. We live our lives looking at life through the window. Isn’t it? A reflection of everything we want to be, everything we want to achieve and all we see is a haphazard or a straight road ahead. We are never certain about the second to come, let the three decades to pass. But, looking through the window, through those uncertainties, we learn to live our lives in undying hope. I think so? Maybe you too. Embedded in those uncertainties is the fear of things going wrong, of not earning worth the hours you toiled everyday, fear of meeting failures. You fight through the bad days to earn the best days of life. I did. I can tell you that.

A bit, nostalgic of the past you lost, certainties about the future to come, paused momentarily in the present.
Embrace those uncertainties, I say. Title your chapters your way and give the name of your book by yourself. You’ll see a better and more lovable you. I had my favourite chocolate and tasted the sweetness of your and my thoughts with a positive connect. But, who brought the chocolate? 😉

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Are you the ‘Yes’ person?

Yes, you are the ‘yes person’ these days, and is as easy as sliding into your own skin. Isn’t it? You wouldn’t even realize it, until one day you sit down with your cup of tea, a clear peaceful mind and think of all the decisions you ever took just to please someone else or maybe in some other factor to please the air around you. You would realize how just to be validated at a mere point, you ended up consuming more energy yourself.

All of us want to be validated at one point, by the people around us. That’s human nature, you can’t change. But all of us who we really are and what all we do/did. We would never really be able to see the complete story but somehow we know it.

In the process, of juggling with yourself and who you are, of changing your own needs and desires to accommodate someone else’s – you become so many things at once, maybe the jack of all trades and master too. You lose sense of who you really were, of what you once really wanted, of where you have always desired to go. The wavelength ends up staying limited to the people around you and their opinions.

Don’t ever do that to yourself! Not now or ever. I believe, you can never be liked by everyone and I also believe that, you can never be disliked by everyone as well. Learn to validate yourself step by step and be a friend to your heart and mind, before you begin to ask for one.

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(De) Light

I saw the same light,
Which lasted with full delight,
Was it the same kite,
Which took the same flight?

I asked the sunlight,
To give me a good site,
It replied with the same sight,
Exactly that of a moonlight.

Our life is full of light,
Still we find the darkness and go for a fight,
Mere shadows govern the same black light,
Tell them, you are one gem that would only shine bright.

Held her hand full tight,
Got a response with a worthy delight,
She whispered slowly and more slowly,
Do you still want the same chocolate bite? 😉

© Nikhil Kundu

Tea Talks

I just got a bit late today for my evening walk after work but as usual the weather was calling out different names in the form of loud sounds; Thunderstorms! Not again, I have to go for the evening walk. Dressed up with sport attire with a feeling of getting drenched today, I made a decision to go. You want to get drenched asked my heart? The mind responded with a big YES!

With an aim to finish three miles, I just stopped by half a mile and asked myself whether I should complete rest of the laps? I was constantly watching the fight between my heart and mind, they were trying to convince whom? Me or my soul or my belief or my trust? Well they were trying to have ice-creams of all the flavours with a bronze spoon. I tried with my belief and trust and tried for more miles. I was half a way through. It was a sense of great accomplishment and great delight to my mind, heart and corresponding their beliefs and trust.

Was it all by mind? Or was it all by heart? It’s everything on our mind, the story said and the confusing conclusion remarked upon. You think and you become that. You want to be a billionaire in the next second, you are one, who is stopping you! It’s all by the thoughts played in your mind. The mind is your beautiful movie theater which lets you see many movies in a single screen or may be different ones, depends. You want to be an Oscar awarded individual; you are one, awarded by your mind!

My walk was coming to an end and I did engage in a conversation with many of the evening walkers regarding thoughts and the mind. The mind and thoughts to them is mere a flow of air which they allowed to enter in their mind(s), if they want to, else they were open to travel with another air which had less troubles. Talks and talks were handed over to me, my friend, significant other and some strangers, the same day we started discussing over mind, heart and corresponding beliefs and trust.

Did I tell you that, you are a part of my beautiful story where you are the actor/actress performing a great movie with a powerful message? Did I also tell you, that, this, was only a cup of tea that made me think of a beautiful story like this between you and me playing together, with our thoughts, mind, and our heart, yes, we are in the same see-saw looking at each other with the same smile thinking of crafting a new story for you and for me and for everyone to bring out peaceful minds and happiness.

So is it the only the ‘tea talking’ ? Or ‘talks over’ a cup of tea? 😉

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